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Entries for Monday, April 30 2018

Shiro Cosmetics / Detrivore’s Abyss Between The Stars

Shiro Cosmetics / Detrivore’s Abyss Between The Stars

Posted on Monday, at

This is such a cool grey that it’s basically a deep slate. There’s some faint, scattered gold shimmer that adds a subtle bit of color. This was the first color from the Autumn People collection that caught my eye and sucked me right in.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Girl on Fire

Shiro Cosmetics’ Girl on Fire

Posted on Monday, at

Very good pigmentation levels, and nice even color payoff! I wish that I had swatched this and paid more attention to this before the entire collection was discontinued. I have it in full-size, but I would have loved to promote it better. I have other oranges, but the lean red or brown, or even deep coral.

Entries for Friday, April 27 2018

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Faded

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Faded

Posted on Friday, at

The color is a slightly-orange leaning creme…and the formula of the one I got was a bit loose. It applied very thick, and when I tried using a brush I still got a lot more product than I intended. Between an off-batch of formula and a color that doesn’t quite work on me, I don’t know that I’ll be reaching for this very often. (I may try to figure out if I can use this as...

Entries for Thursday, April 26 2018

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Orpheus

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Orpheus

Posted on Thursday, at

I don’t have any shadows that are exactly like this. There’s a deep charcoal base under everything, with flashes of dusty violet, blue, and maroon.

TKB Trading’s Coloronna Blue

TKB Trading’s Coloronna Blue

Posted on Thursday, at

This is a lovely blue! It’s also similar to blues that have been available from many other indie vendors. Some are closer matches than others, some are discontinued, some are only available seasonally. The downside to getting the mica from TKB is that you can’t just apply it like your other loose-powder eyeshadows. You have to use a sealant and a primer, probably even if you don’t normally need them. The upside? It’s always available, and...

Entries for Wednesday, April 25 2018

Entries for Tuesday, April 24 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Spring, Sprung collection

Shiro Cosmetics’ Spring, Sprung collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Like the Cozy and Bright collection, these are marketed as highlighters and eyeshadows. The colors themselves are kind of odd for highlighters, but all of them have an iridescent or interference layer that helps them function better as highlighters.

Entries for Monday, April 23 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Walken in a Winter Wonderland

Shiro Cosmetics’ Walken in a Winter Wonderland

Posted on Monday, at

Looks like a straightforward cream-leaning white frost, but there’s just enough gold shimmer to add what looks like a slight iridescence. This makes a good highlighter for me, though I need to use it sparingly or the white is too visible and it looks too much like stage or costume makeup.

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Gloriosa

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Gloriosa

Posted on Monday, at

One of the Fatalis colors that I thought might work well for me, both because of the base shade and because of the shift I saw in the vendor photos. There is some shift visible when I move my arm closer and further away from the light source, but not an overly striking, very visible color shift…and it’s a semisheer base shade that takes some layering before it’s a really strong autumnal red.

Entries for Friday, April 20 2018

ColourPop’s Lux Lipstick in Sitting Pretty

ColourPop’s Lux Lipstick in Sitting Pretty

Posted on Friday, at


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